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Fuerteventura Airport
Aeropuerto de Fuerteventura
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IATA: FUEICAO: GCFV
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Location Puerto del Rosario
Elevation AMSL 26 m / 86 ft
Coordinates 28°27′10″N 013°51′50″W / 28.45278°N 13.86389°W / 28.45278; -13.86389 (Fuerteventura Airport)Coordinates: 28°27′10″N 013°51′50″W / 28.45278°N 13.86389°W / 28.45278; -13.86389 (Fuerteventura Airport)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01R/19L 3,406 11,175 Asphalt
01L/19R 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Passengers 4,492,076
Passenger growth -3.0%
Aircraft Movements 44,552
Cargo (kgs) 2,722,661
Source: AENA / Airport operator data[1]
Spanish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Fuerteventura Airport (IATA: FUEICAO: GCFV) serves the Spanish island of Fuerteventura and is situated in El Mattoral, 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest[2] of the capital Puerto del Rosario. It was built in the mid-1960s with the arrival of tourism

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Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt [seasonal], Hamburg, Hanover [ends 24 April], Leipzig/Halle, Münster/Osnabrück, Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Zürich
Air Europa Asturias, Bilbao, Barcelona, Lanzarote, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Orly, Santiago de Compostela
Air Italy Milan-Malpensa
Austrian Airlines operated by Lauda Air [3] Vienna
Binter Canarias Las Palmas, Tenerife-North
BMI Belfast-International, East Midlands
Condor Flugdienst Berlin-Schönefeld, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart
EasyJet Liverpool, London-Stansted, Madrid
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Europe Airpost Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn
Hamburg International Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Friedrichshafen, Saarbrücken, Weeze
Iberia Madrid
Islas Airways Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tenerife-North
Jetairfly Brussels
Luxair Luxembourg
Meridiana operated by Eurofly Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Verona
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Neos Bologna, Catania, Milan-Malpensa, Pisa, Turin, Verona
Niki Salzburg, Vienna
Ryanair Bournemouth [begins 1 April], Brussels South-Charleroi [begins 31 March], Dublin [begins 3 April], East Midlands [begins 3 May], Glasgow-Prestwick [begins 2 April], Hahn [begins 2 April], Liverpool [begins 31 March], London-Stansted [begins 5 May], Madrid [begins 1 April], Milan-Orio al Serio [begins 3 April], Pisa [begins 2 April], Weeze [begins 1 April]
Spanair Barcelona, Madrid
Thomas Cook Airlines Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomson Airways Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton [sesonal], London-Stansted [seasonal], Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne [seasonal]
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Travel Service Dublin [begins 1 May]
TUIfly Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel [seasonal], Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Münster/Osnabrück [seasonal], Munich, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt [ends 24 April], Stuttgart, Zweibrücken

Ryanair Pullout

On 10 December 2008, Ryanair announced that it would close all of its routes to Fuerteventura on 31 January 2009. Ryanair formerly operated services to/from Birmingham (3 per week), Bremen (2pw), Dublin (2pw), Dusseldorf (Weeze) (4pw), East Midlands (3pw), Frankfurt (2pw), Liverpool (3pw), London (3pw) and Shannon (1pw). The airline stated that the reason for the closure was due to a row with a local tourism consortium AIE whom they claim did not honour a financial contribution agreement with the airline. Ryanair claims that they do not properly promote the island as a tourist destination. Ryanair's Michael Cawley confirmed the pull-out and said the loss of 250,000 passengers annually was a 'black day' for Fuerteventura[4] Ryanair keeps its costs low by requiring small airports, usually publicly owned, to agree to spend millions of pounds advertising its routes in return for commitments by the airline to deliver a certain volume of passengers. These agreements have prompted several complaints to the European Commission from airlines that have argued they were not offered the same terms.[5] Following this disagreement, Ryanair have since agreed new terms with the Canary Islands government on a scheme to serve the islands until at least 2012, therefore adding Fuerteventura back onto the Ryanair network.

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